Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has launched the GH COVID-19 Tracker App to assist increase authorities struggle in opposition to the novel coronavirus in Ghana.
The Vice President launched the App in the present day, April 13, 2020.
The App is a user friendly and free to obtain cellular software utility powered by the Ministry of Communication to amongst different issues, assist the government in figuring out and tracing individuals who’ve come into contact with individuals infected with COVID-19.
Authorities says it’ll make the App obtainable on Android and iOS platforms for downloads later this week.
Whereas launching the App, Dr. Bawumia mentioned, “It is going to assist us simply observe individuals with the virus, [and] those that have had contact with others. It is usually helpful in quarantine reliability, in case sure people want self-quarantine.”
He mentioned Ghana is likely one of the few nations to deploy such a tracker to chase the virus. Dr. Bawumia additionally urged Ghanaians to make the most of the App.
“We are ahead of the countries such as the USA and UK in this and we are also pursuing a strategy of aggressive testing. In terms of testing of the Coronavirus, Ghana, on the basis of the available data we have, is in the top 20 of countries in the world and on the basis of this data too, in Africa, we are number one per capita in terms of testing. In terms of numbers of tests, South Africa is number one and we are second but in terms of testing per capita in terms of testing per our population, we are leading in the continent.”
“We have tested 37,954 people and if you look at Africa alone, the data seems to show the total number of tests is under 10,000 and Ghana has tested 37,954 of the said number and we’ve increased the testing centres to six but what is significant with Ghana’s approach is we are chasing the virus and trying to get ahead of it,” he added.